Admissions Requirements

 

▼   Undergraduate Admissions
  •  University of South Alabama International Application for Admission with the processing fee
  • Official copies of academic records detailing course work completed in secondary schools, colleges, universities or professional institutions
    • It is the student's responsibility to request academic records. 
    • Each record must bear the original stamp/seal and signature of a government or school official (e.g., registrar or dean). Notarized copies will not be accepted. 
    • Academic records should list the subjects you studied by year, the number of weekly lecture and laboratory hours in each attempt at every subject, grades, marks, or percentages earned in year-end examinations, and copies of diplomas, titles, degrees, or certificates. Consolidated mark sheets are not accepted.
    • Academic records not in English must be accompanied by a certified translation.
    • All records must be mailed to USA's Office of Immigration and International Admissions from each institution you have attended.
      • Whenever possible, academic records must be sent directly from issuing institution.
    • If you have a U.S. bachelor's degree, or its equivalent, secondary school records are not required. 
  • Students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of a 2.5 (secondary/high school) or 2.0 (transfer) as calculated by the Office of Immigration and International Admissions
  • English Proficiency Requirement (must submit official copy of scores)
    • Minimum TOEFL score of 61 OR 
    • Minimum ACT English subject score of 19 OR 
    • Minimum SAT Reading score of 24 OR 
    • An A,B, or C on Advanced level English Examinations from the United Kingdom OR 
    • Minimum IELTS score of 5.5 OR
    • Minimum iTEP score of 3.6 OR
    • Minimum Pearsons (PTE Academic) score of 44
  • A notarized financial affidavit and a certified bank statement for at least $31,250 USD per academic year (based on nine months) 
  • Photocopy of passport 
  • Transfer Eligibility form
    • For students currently studying in the United States
  • Prospective student athletes who are admitted as freshmen must submit an official ACT or SAT score report
    • For international students (F-1) applying as transfer students from institutions within the United States 
  • Students who have completed and satisfied academic certification requirements for the National Collegiate Athletic Association under Division I guidelines may be considered for conditional admission.
▼   Graduate Admissions
  • Official copies of academic records detailing course work completed in secondary schools, colleges, universities or professional institutions
    • It is the student's responsibility to request academic records. 
    • Each record must bear the original stamp/seal and signature of a government or school official (e.g., registrar or dean). Notarized copies will not be accepted. 
    • Academic records should list the subjects you studied by year, the number of weekly lecture and laboratory hours in each attempt at every subject, grades, marks, or percentages earned in year-end examinations, and copies of diplomas, titles, degrees, or certificates. Consolidated mark sheets are not accepted.
    • Academic records not in English must be accompanied by a certified translation.
    • All records must be mailed to USA's Office of Immigration and International Admissions from each institution you have attended.
      • Whenever possible, academic records must be sent directly from issuing institution.
    • If you have a U.S. bachelor's degree, or its equivalent, secondary school records are not required. 
  • English Proficiency Requirement (must submit official scores)
    • Minimum TOEFL score of 71 OR 
    • Minimum IELTS score of 6 OR
    • Minimum iTEP score 3.7 OR
    • Minimum Pearsons (PTE Academic) score 48
    • Please note that some programs may require higher scores to prove English proficiency.
    • Applicants who hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. institution are not required to submit TOEFL results.
  • Official Tests
    • Official test scores must be sent to the University.
    • The GMAT is needed for the Mitchell College of Business
    • The GRE is needed for all other colleges (i.e. School of Computing, College of Engineering, etc.)
  • Letters of Recommendation
    • Three original letters of recommendation written by persons familiar with the applicant's academic qualifications and ability to undertake the proposed course of study are required.
  • Statement of Purpose
    • A two- to three-page essay written by the applicant. This essay should introduce the applicant as a scholar to the graduate committee.
    • Often, the essays contain information about the applicant’s educational and career goals.
  • Two passport-sized photographs
  • A notarized financial affidavit and a certified bank statement for at least $28,900 USD per academic year (based on nine months) 
  • Photocopy of passport 
  • Transfer Eligibility form
    • For international students (F-1) applying as transfer students from institutions within the United States 
  • International students interested in the Doctorate of Medicine (MD) program must have permanent resident status in the United States.